6.08.2009

Rammy Winners Announced

For your Monday morning browsing pleasure, here are the winners of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual awards, which were announced last night in the packed ballroom of the Omni.

A panel of judges chose the following winners ...
• New Restaurant: Cork
• Fine Dining Restaurant: Restaurant Eve
• Upscale Casual Restaurant: Rasika
• Chef of the Year: Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck, Brabo and the Butcher’s Block
• Rising Culinary Star: Anthony Chittum of Vermilion
• Pastry Chef: Kate Jansen of Willow
• Wine and Beverage Program: CityZen
• Restaurant Employee: Juan Francisco Lopez of Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck
• Restaurant Manager: Ryland Johnson of Zola

The public chose these winners ...
• Hottest Bar Scene: Co Co. Sala
• Power Spot: Central Michel Richard
• Neighborhood Gathering Place: The Liberty Tavern
• Voters' Choice Favorite: Teatro Goldoni

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